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Building semantic editors using JastAdd: tool demonstration

Söderberg, Emma LU orcid and Hedin, Görel LU orcid (2011) LDTA'11: 11th Workshop on Language Description, Tools and Applications
Abstract
A semantic editor, providing services like completion and code browsing, can help users to

quickly develop high-quality source code. However, a lot of languages still lack semantic

editor support due to the difficulty and costs of development. Tool generation and reuse can

greatly alleviate this development task. Specifically, tool generation from a formal specification,

such as reference attribute grammars (RAGs), can increase development speed by

reusing existing specifications. In this tool demonstration we demonstrate how semantic

editors can be built with the aid of JastAdd, a meta-compilation tool based on RAGs. We

demonstrate two editors built this way. One for a small... (More)
A semantic editor, providing services like completion and code browsing, can help users to

quickly develop high-quality source code. However, a lot of languages still lack semantic

editor support due to the difficulty and costs of development. Tool generation and reuse can

greatly alleviate this development task. Specifically, tool generation from a formal specification,

such as reference attribute grammars (RAGs), can increase development speed by

reusing existing specifications. In this tool demonstration we demonstrate how semantic

editors can be built with the aid of JastAdd, a meta-compilation tool based on RAGs. We

demonstrate two editors built this way. One for a small object-oriented language, PicoJava,

and one for the JastAdd specification language itself. (Less)
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refererence attribute grammars, semantic editors, tool generation
host publication
LDTA '11
editor
Brabrand, Claus and Van Wyk, Eric
pages
6 pages
publisher
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
conference name
LDTA'11: 11th Workshop on Language Description, Tools and Applications
conference location
Saarbrücken, Germany
conference dates
2011-03-26 - 2011-03-27
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  • scopus:79959873034
ISBN
978-1-4503-0665-2
DOI
10.1145/1988783.1988794
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English
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  abstract     = {A semantic editor, providing services like completion and code browsing, can help users to<br/><br>
quickly develop high-quality source code. However, a lot of languages still lack semantic<br/><br>
editor support due to the difficulty and costs of development. Tool generation and reuse can<br/><br>
greatly alleviate this development task. Specifically, tool generation from a formal specification,<br/><br>
such as reference attribute grammars (RAGs), can increase development speed by<br/><br>
reusing existing specifications. In this tool demonstration we demonstrate how semantic<br/><br>
editors can be built with the aid of JastAdd, a meta-compilation tool based on RAGs. We<br/><br>
demonstrate two editors built this way. One for a small object-oriented language, PicoJava,<br/><br>
and one for the JastAdd specification language itself.},
  author       = {Söderberg, Emma and Hedin, Görel},
  booktitle    = {LDTA '11},
  editor       = {Brabrand, Claus and Van Wyk, Eric},
  isbn         = {978-1-4503-0665-2},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)},
  title        = {Building semantic editors using JastAdd: tool demonstration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1988783.1988794},
  doi          = {10.1145/1988783.1988794},
  year         = {2011},
}